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Our Turn: Reality check: How well do you fare?

Published 06/08/2012, Alexandria Echo Press

Welfare check. The first thought that pops into your mind when you hear those two words defines from which side of the tracks you hail. In the Echo Press office, we listen to the police scanner to stay informed on what’s happening in the area. One of the services law enforcement provides is a welfare check, a visit to a residence to inquire on a person’s well-being. Welfare check means something different to me.

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